News - Racing December  3, 2022

San Lorenzeaux Uses Track Record To Hand Blood Money First Loss In LQHBA Sale Futurity


San Lorenzeaux, under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., setting a new 350 yard track record while winning the $382,415 LQHBA Sale Futurity Saturday at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 30, 2021—San Lorenzeaux handed RG1 stakes winner Blood Money his first lost in six starts this year while setting a new track record in the $382,415 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) at Evangeline Downs Saturday night.

Under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., San Lorenzeaux was in total control from gate-to-wire while covering the 350 yards in :17.204 seconds, a 105 speed index. The previous record of :17.235 seconds was established December 20, 2014 by Dashin Brown Streak.

A $29,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, San Lorenzeaux races for owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and is conditioned by trainer Hector Alcala. A son of champion Carters Cartel, from the Mr Jess Perry mare Scoopie Coochie, San Lorenzeaux has won three of five career starts and the $172,087 boosted his earnings mark to $325,813.

The winning connections of San Lorenzeaux accept the LQHBA Sale Futurity stakes trophy Saturday evening at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
San Lorenzeaux was second to Blood Money, three races back, in the $826,620 Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) in July . Kenneth Garcia is the breeder.

Blood Money, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, chased in vain to get second, but he still finished 1-¾ lengths ahead of the field. Trainer Rosendo Valdez Jr. saddled the son of leading third-crop sire Apollitical Blood for owner Rojas Racing Stables, LLC.

Bred by Spring Hill Farms, LLC, from the Shazoom mare Zoom To The Money, Blood Money has won five of six starts and used the $65,011 second-place sale futurity payday to boost his bankroll over $672,142. The $17,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate won the $826,620 Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) and $346,842 Laddie Futurity(RG2) earlier this year.

Amazing Blood, a $15,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale purchase for owner Jose Alfonso Ramos, earned $38,242 for finishing third. Miguel Rodriguez trains the Apollitical Blood gelding out of Royal Quick Jo Z by Royal Quick Dash. Jockey Leonardo Rodriguez had the riding call aboard the $55,002 earner. Richard and Janelle Simon is the breeder.

San Lorenzeaux paid $4.00 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show as the second choice in the wagering. Favored Blood Money returned $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Longshot Amazing Blood returned backers $7.80 to show.

Completing the field were Stratosphear, Ms Diamond Cartel, Jet Black Dasher, Soft On The Freight, Apollitical Tornado and Risen Patriot. San Lorenzito was scratched. Live racing resumes on Wednesday with a 5:35pm first post. The Evangeline Downs Quarter Horse season runs through December 30.

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Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Evangeline Downs is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, off I-49 on Cresswell Lane at Exit 18.


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